Episode 302 - the agendacast

Dec 19, 2016

Today we talk about works of pop-culture that have an obvious political agenda, so obvious that t not only gets in the way of the entertainment but also dictates to the audience without letting them have a chance to come to their own conclusions: forcing you to see things only one way. Even when we agree with the agenda being presented it can still strike a sour chord, often more-so since they're preaching to the choir and usually just throwing a badly simplified version of the philosophy at you, which can feel insulting. So that's what we chat about. Those views can come from ANY political persuasion, the right the left, communism, fascism, socialism, libertarianism whatever. No one has a monopoly on ideologues. We became overtly political towards the end… Sorry for that. HAHAHA. Do we practise what we preach? HELLS NO! I have to apologise again for the terrible sound quality of my voice recording. I thought I'd fixed the settings from last week, but I was wrong. I HAVE now though. Gunwallace's musical theme was for Grunk - cocktail bar samba played on a church organ. The music of heaven! Cheesy heaven. You can imagine fat angels in hawaiian shirts swanning about drunkenly and spilling their margaritas.

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mg78 at 1:48PM, Dec. 21, 2016

i apreciated ^^ ...something reminded me the age from 80s romantic comedy anime style XD

ozoneocean at 9:08AM, Dec. 21, 2016

It aint!

ejb at 8:09AM, Dec. 21, 2016

Ha, you guys were barreling ever closer to Elysium by the end there. Nah, just kidding' around. I agree with what you guys were saying. A heavy-handed or ham-fisted "message" is just annoying, especially when it overshadows story and character. I just can't stomach ridiculous and cartoonish villains that do nothing more than represent opposing opinions as vile and stupid. Mouthpiece Theater ain't no fun.

ozoneocean at 5:10PM, Dec. 20, 2016

Hahaha... the soft whimpering...

Banes at 8:18AM, Dec. 20, 2016

They say that on quiet nights, you can still hear the pained noises coming from oz when we get into politics toward the end...

Banes at 8:18AM, Dec. 20, 2016

There's a difference between having a point of view and having an agenda. I don't remember if we went into that, and I'm not sure how that separation would be defined. But a point of view is good; an agenda ain't!


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